Fertility Acupuncture in Chicago
We know how heartbreaking infertility can be.
Whether you’re struggling to get pregnant, have had recurrent miscarriages, are working with a reproductive endocrinology clinic like our partners IHR, or healing from PCOS, we can help.
You're not alone...
10-15% of couples have difficulty conceiving at some point in their reproductive lives and seek specialist fertility treatment.
Infertility can be caused by a number of factors, like -
Chronic high stress levels
Certain pharmaceutical medications
Years and years of taking birth control
Unique Fertility Plans Designed Just For You
When you come to the Nest, we get right down to the root cause of your fertility issue. We employ over 20 years of extensive clinical knowledge and training in integrative fertility medicine to help you reach your goal of becoming a mother. Each of our patients receives a highly individualized, multifaceted fertility treatment plan- acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Celluma LED, moxibustion, cupping, diet therapy, gua sha.
How It Works
By employing the method of unblocking / regulating / restoring we address the blood more directly, which lends to improved hormone balance, egg quality, and uterine lining.
Stimulate the central warming aspect of the body so that we can enhance, construct, and direct proper blood flow circulation to the entire body.
Influence the flow of energy and blood throughout the body to ensure good quality blood nourishment to internal organs, supporting optimal form and function.
Open energetic meridians allowing proper circulation, reduce inflammation, remove unwanted stasis, and detoxify the body.
The pulse is the compass. The pulse informs practitioners where imbalance and disharmony lie. Nest practitioners examine the pulse at every visit and design the treatment focus from there. The body is in constant change and motion- similar to allopathic medicine’s blood draw to determine the internal state of the body, Traditional Chinese medicine achieves this understanding via the pulse.
The abdomen informs and confirms the state of blood flow- especially relating to the organs and functionality of those organs located below the navel center- digestion, urination, menstrual flow, sexual function- all of it. Practitioners assess the general strength or weakness of the yang qi/central warming aspect of the body via the abdomen, which is crucial to proper blood flow circulation, and the root of understanding and successfully treating fertility issues.
Personalized Treatment Plans
Nest practitioners have 40+ years of combined experience, and are licensed acupuncturists and fertility experts. They will carefully consider each fertility case and design a realistic treatment plan based on the presentation and needs of each patient.
OUR APPROACH INCLUDES THE USE OF:
Acupuncture – with or without microstimulation
Nutrition and lifestyle counseling
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I start acupuncture if I’m undergoing IUI/IVF/ or trying to conceive naturally?
We recommend starting acupuncture treatment as soon as possible. Did you know that it takes approximately 100 days for egg and sperm to develop? Take advantage of the time prior to procedure or trying to conceive naturally to give your body some extra TLC. Egg and sperm health respond positively to acupuncture, herbs, dietary and lifestyle changes and nutritional supplementation.
Egg and sperm meet to make a baby. Your health matters, their future matters.
Do you work directly with any reproductive endocrinology clinics?
Yes. We work directly with IHR (Institute for Human Reproduction) and Drs.Tur-Kaspa and Cohen to create a collaborative treatment design that is focused not only on improving treatment outcomes, but providing a superior level of patient care that is unmatched. Learn more here.
Can I take herbs if I’m undergoing IUI/IVF cycle?
Generally speaking, we do not prescribe herbal medicine to patients while they are undergoing a medicated cycle- IUI/IVF/FET. However, there are circumstances when herbal medicine can be indispensible in helping patients achieve their desired outcome. For example: failure to respond to medications, insufficient uterine lining, cysts, or the presence of fluid in the uterus. The goal is not to interfere with hormone levels, rather, improve blood flow to the ovaries and uterus and address underlying stasis. Herbal medicine can be extremely therapeutic when allopathic medicine meets its limitations.
Do you take health insurance?
The Nest will provide coded superbills to patients upon request so that they may submit to their insurance provider for reimbursement.
For uninsured patients or patients who do not wish to submit to insurance, treatment package options are available for purchase.
Does my spouse or partner need to receive fertility supportive treatment as well?
It is highly recommended and beneficial for the spouse/partner to receive some amount of treatment while undergoing fertility treatment. Acupuncture, herbal medicine, supportive dietary supplements, lifestyle and dietary changes can have a big impact on producing healthy embryos.
Do the needles hurt?
Needles used for acupuncture are hair-fine, sterile, and disposable. The sensations a patient feels from the needles vary from person to person, but generally needle insertions are not painful. Patients often describe a heavy, warm, or tingling sensation when they are resting with their needles. Most patients report a state of deep relaxation and an overall sense of well-being during and after a treatment.
Get in Touch
4650 North Rockwell Avenue
(at the Rockwell Brown Line stop)
Chicago, IL 60625
We are open 5 days a week by appointment only.
Friday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 2:00pm